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council to hear if the council will come up with the money to save three schools. but as you are about to learn, one city councilman has already told cbs 5 he is not sympathetic to this plight. now, the west contra costa school board claims they have been forced to put accounting over academics. now, $1.5 million is needed to keep three schools open here in richmond. the west contra costa school district bankruptcy, the school board claims they are voting on not what's best for the kids but what's best for the bottom line. >> one of those standard recommendations is to make sure you close the smallest school and essentially that was the recommendation that was brought before the board. the board acted upon that and agreed to do that. >> we're talking 2010 that are
going to be impacted. that's a lot. it's almost 10 miles an hour of the student population. >> reporter: but councilmember nate bates isn't buying the argument. he says they have already given kennedy high and two elementary schools $1.5 million to keep them open. >> contra costa unified school district has been known for misspending. they got to get their act together. they can't keep looking at richmond as an atm machine. >> it recently received a settlement from chevron to keep the school doors open but the city says that money is earmarked already. now, will the response from teachers, students and parents change the perspective of the school board? that's yet to be seen. what is expected is that this vote will go late into the
night. >> so this decision, it goes will be immediate? >> it will not b immediate. the city has already given the district $1.5 million to keep those open for the school year. if they don't get it the board has to start sending noticings to parents to start letting them know they have to find new schools for the students in the coming school year. >> that's 2,000 kids. >> exactly. >> all right. robert lyles, thank you. a multi-million dollar waste is what bay area transit advocates are calling bart's oakland airport connector. they said there is another transportation option. just as fast would save money. simon perez shows us that alternative tonight. simon perez. >> reporter: the big question, what's the best way to get from bart to here to oakland international airport? bart says the best way is a monorail like the ones in las vegas but there is a transportation advocacy group that says no way, a bus is better, faster and cheaper.
reporter: this is the way it's done today, to get to oakland international airport bart riders must leave the station and lug their luggage onto air bart the dedicated bus line to the airport. >> i would like the monorail system better because it seems more efficient. >> reporter: that's just what bart is proposing spending nearly half a billion dollars on the oakland airport connector. it's not a bart train. it's an automated monorail like the ones that go between casinos in las vegas. transform is a public transit advocacy group that says spending that kind of money on a monorail is like throwing it into a wood chipper, a waste. instead the group proposes to run buses on -- >> an exclusive lane. there is so much space on hegenberger that you can narrow the lanes within safe distance, safe amounts, and make an exclusive lane that only the bus can travel on in the median.
and the bus would have the ability to hold the stop lights, keep it green longer to get through and it would keep it from getting caught up in the traffic of people turning. >> reporter: that system would cost $150 million, about $50 million less than about $350 million less than the monorail idea. >> my experience is riding this bus is convenient enough. as long as you leave the 10 minutes it takes, i don't see any reason to invest that much money in monorail when there are other things to worry about right now. >> in this economy we need every break we can get. under the circumstances with our economic climate, that's the best option is buses. >> it's never going to be cheaper than today. this is a project that is going to be worse -- so much more, it's going to be priceless years from now. you are going to look back today and say man, thank god we did that. >> reporter: bart defends it saying it's reliable and more forward thinking. >> people thought back then that nearly $1 billion to build bart was expensive. today they look at bart and say it's priceless. so that's what we are going to
see 20 years from now. we have to be able to invest in our future. looking at buses and replacing the air bart bus with another bus is not looking to the future. >> reporter: i spoke with bart director a few moments ago and he says this is almost a done deal not quite. he says that there's about 10% more money that bart needs to get to that total of 5 million, some from the state, some from the federal government and some in the form of a loan for $500 million. >> okay, simon. bad pun. if the train hasn't left the station so to speak what's go going to get to change bart's mind and go with the bus system at this point? >> reporter: there is nothing that will get bart to change its mind. the protestors today are hoping perhaps they can get some groups to get bart to change its mind n speaking with the director, it sounds like they are ready to g they like the idea and want it to guard go forward. >> thank you. anybody who rights bart knows that the trains are loud. tonight we are getting an idea
of just how much noise they make. >> it's ear shattering. i have to wear ear plugs. >> the san francisco carry-on account surveyed all 208 miles of bart tracks using a sound meter. it found that noise levels can reach 100 decibels at some spots, the equivalent of a jackhammer. >> when it comes to the final stop your ipod is up so loud it's blasting and you can't hear what station you're at. so you miss it. >> it gets ridiculous in the teenagers. it could just the -- whole screaming and screeching is pretty ridiculous. >> the loudest spot on bart, the transbay tube heading westbound. it's loud between 24th and mission stations east. the quietest is between hayward and south hayward stations southbound. bart points out a recent study named the transit system the quietest in the country. keep your big mac and french fries out of our neighborhood. that's the beef in one bay area neighborhood. but there seems to be a
mcdonald's everywhere. mike sugerman has been on the fast food beat lately and he asked, why the food fight? reporter: at the nob hill plaza, shoppers are blessed or cursed with plenty of chain fast-food restaurants, carls junior, quizno's, panda express, gourmet burritos. does it really need a mcdonald's? >> i think it's fine. >> i don't think it's necessary here. >> reporter: the heavy weight of the fast food world wants in, but there are those who say we have enough heavyweights already because people eat too much fastening fast food. >> it's just terrible food. it doesn't taste good. it's not very healthy. it's terrible for our children who have obesity problems. >> reporter: mcdonald's is proposing a drive through restaurant across the street in an old abandoned drive-through bank building. now a burger battle is brewing and it has this bridge club buzzing. mt. diablo women's club, show of hands, how many people think the mcdonald's should go in across the street? all right. they were playing in a game room
and this person believes parental responsibility trumps any dietary arguments. >> i think it's up to the individual to decide what they can eat and what their families need to eat. if obesity is an issue, that belongs to the parent. >> reporter: the increased traffic holds the cards for her. >> it would be too congested. the traffic is a problem here. >> the primary issue is traffic. >> reporter: she should know. she is the walnut creek community development director. too many fast food places, obesity, that's not how the city makes decisions. >> if it's commercial, it's commercial. we are not going to get into the type of food that's being served there. >> reporter: there's also the issue that there are four high schools within, i don't know, a mile or so and there are some worries that this will draw kids from all the different high schools, some rivals, and could bring trouble with it. by the way, we have called mcdonald's. they said they are working on a response. they haven't got back to us yet.
in walnut creek, mike sugerman, cbs 5. hewlett-packard is taking legal action to stop its former ceo from taking a top job at it rival. mark hurd resigned from hp last month in the wake of a sexual harassment investigation. he received a huge severance package. just yesterday, it was announced that hurd will become oracle's co-president and a member of the board. hp filed the lawsuit today in california state court. >> they kind of have to do it, right? they just, you know, paid, you know, tens of millions of dollars in severance package to hurd and he turned around and went to this company they compete with. they had to do it. >> hp claims hurd cannot do his job without tapping into hp's trade secrets and violating a confidentiality agreement. cnet's erica aug says they will come to an agreement. i'm thuy vu in vietnam
where sex trafficking is on the rise. girls being sold or tricked into prostitution. now a bay area nonprofit and a chef are teaming up to do something about it. that story coming up. from salt ponds to bird habitat, i'm len ramirez on san francisco bay. just ahead, a story ongoing back to nature and how you can experience it. and just off the california coast, it's only a matter of time. the question tonight, can we stop the threat of an oil spill before it's too late? a big part of the south bay ,,,,,,,,
along the dumbarton bridge. len ramirez shows us what it looks like. reporter: gary lee of mountain view was one of the first people to try out the new nature trail on the edge of san francisco bay which he found completely by accident. >> just saw the trail open today near the dumbarton bridge and thought i'd investigation someplace new. >> reporter: what do you think? >> oh, i think it's beautiful. >> reporter: it's the beauty of back to nature. >> the bay has been basically taken away from the public. >> reporter: he is the project manager with the u.s. fish and wildlife service, which is slowly transforming the bay to what it once was. >> the goal of the project is to bring back as much coastal marsh as we can. >> reporter: no adjustment of your set is necessary. salt production actually does turn the water a weird pink and for the last 60 to 80 years, much of the bay has been used like this to turn saltwater into salt crystals. but in 2003, the first of a series of salt ponds was bought by the u.s. government with the goal of restoring fish and bird
habitat. >> i feel like we have this watery welcome mat. come land here. we really do care about the wildlife that uses the bay. >> reporter: she says the first pond to be restored has 30 built-in islands for birds to nest as well as places for humans to walk, rest, learn and enjoy nature. >> i think it's a great time to be alive in san francisco bay. we're beyond the "heal the bay" mentality and really we're coming back and restoring it. >> reporter: making all this possible was a huge financial deal with the cargill salt company. the u.s. and state governments paid $100 million for 16,000 acres here in the south bay, which will eventually all be turned into what you see behind me. the modern price of turning back the clock and going back to nature. on san francisco bay, len learn, cbs 5. back to nature, back to fall weather. how about that. >> we transition from summer to autumn in less than 24 hours.
it was as if as soon as labor day ended, the bottom fell out. mount vaca, yesterday we had 96 degrees. today we checked in with 76 degrees there. and why? it's all due to the cooler air mass associated with that. can you see the deck, the very tip-top of the low clouds and patchy fog? yes, it's the return of the marine layer. look how it affected your temperatures today. yesterday livermore 95. today a high of 76. san jose dropped to 76, as well. 17 degrees. santa rosa minus 13. 60 down from the average high of 71 degrees in san francisco. out and about we have the drill forming along the immediate seashore and we have the low clouds that will be pushing into the bay. tonight, with the blanket of clouds, temperature-wise in the 50s from santa rosa all the way to san jose. pinpoint forecast, there you have the return of the marine layer. looks like it will continue to
push onshore overnight. tomorrow morning sun-up at 6:43. nobody is going to see it. in fact, won't see any sunshine during the day along the coast. no clearing there. partial bay clearing, mostly sunny inland. numbers tomorrow cooler than today. 57 degrees in pacifica, just shy of 70 in santa rosa and san jose. due east, 68 degrees in livermore, as well. the extended forecast, tomorrow will be the coolest of all. then temperatures gradually climb back into at least the low 80s inland by the weekend. we'll talk more about the unseasonably cool snap coming up later on in the program. >> thank you. coming up, the fight to save young women from being sold into a life of prostitution. that's in two minutes. wi your high-tech gizmos. it's how i roll. you roll like a dinosaur with that tiny interest rate. try new school banking at capitalone.com
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bay area, the suspected gang method charged in the shooting of a fremont cop made his first court appearance this afternoon. dozens of bay area police officers watched the arraignment of andrew barrientos. police say i confessed to shooting officer todd young in oakland last month. young was one of two plainclothes officers trying to arrest barrientos on a warrant. today young is in serious but stable condition. barrientos did not enter a plea today. in the meantime, the shooting of officer young continues to boost blood donation in the bay area. there was a huge turnout for a blood drive today at unitech college in fremont. local red cross centers say donations are up 50% since young's shooting. tonight as vietnam continues to grow economically, an old profession is gripping that country. sex traffickers are increasingly targeting that country's large population of poor girls in small villages and then turning them into prostitutes. thuy vu recently returned from
a trip to vietnam, sponsored by the renaissance journalism center and shows us how a bay area chef is trying to help these young women. reporter: vietnam is changing rapidly. it now has glitzy stores and fancy billboards featuring american celebrities. but behind the veil of glamour in big cities, the face of poverty in remote villages. 22-year-old [ foreign language ] near the cambodian border. [ foreign language ] >> my family was very poor. my parents sold steamed dumplings. >> reporter: her parents were street vendors. every day, a struggle for survival. for many young girls in small villages, life is harsh. on some days, there is enough money for food, other days there is only hunger. and to sex traffickers, they are easy targets. when hunt was 15, a girl she
knew came to her village accompanied by a man. they said she could work as a nanny. in ho chi min city, and send money to help her family. she believed them. but hunt never made it there. instead, she was smuggled across the border in the trunk of a car and ended up in a brothel in malaysia. [ foreign language ] >> the john came we would all have to line up so he could choose and we would have to go to his room. >> reporter: for unknown reasons the operators took off after four years but left hunt alone locked inside. [ foreign language ] >> i was trapped there for 20 days. there was only a tiny bit of rice and no water. i had to drink from the toilet. >> reporter: police raided the brothel and found her. human rights workers say sex trafficking is a growing problem in vietnam. girls being sold or tricked into prostitution. according to unicef, there are tens of thousands of prostitutes in cambodia, at
least a third of them vietnamese and under 18. [ foreign language ] >> reporter: she is trying to stop the problem from getting worse by taking young poor women off the streets... and putting them in the kitchen. >> this is a culinary school, program, and they train to be chefs. for many, this is going to be the only specific vocation they have because they have dropped out of school. >> reporter: her organization pacific lease in milpitas enrolls them in the saigon tours culinary school support from two chefs, martin yan and the owner of san francisco's anna men dara restaurant is providing financial aid to dozens of women through his nonprofit chefs without boarders. >> we provide full scholarship for them like room and board, health, everything. >> reporter: the program's recipe is straightforward: give the women job skills so
they don't have to sell their bodies. >> otherwise, they can make money to send back home to help the family. >> reporter: the rules are strict. an 8:00 p.m. curfew and absolutely no dating. all destined to keep the women focused on their studies and the program has been cooking up success. 23 women like these have gone through the program and nearly all have found jobs in restaurants. she says without the help many of them would have become prostitutes or be sold as wives. >> i believe that sexual trafficking is slavery but also that i believe, you know, people getting sold into marriage could be slavery, too. >> reporter: modernday slavery that she hopes to wipe away one dish at a time. in ho chi min city, vietnam, thuy vu, cbs 5. now, if you would like more information on pacific links or chefs without borders, we have links on our website, cbs5.com. and tomorrow night, thuy looks
at how the weapons of war used in the '60s and '70s still plague vietnam, specifically agent orange. tomorrow night 6:00 right here. it is a plan that would affect every california family with a child nearby kindergarten age. but it's not just change for kids and parents. why suddenly the plan faces some problems. money problems. speaking of california's troubled finances, more concerns about wasted taxpayer money and this time, at the bottom of a whirlpool. eventually, the ship will rust through so what we want to do is find out the condition of the ship, find out the condition of the oil. >> it's a piece of war history you cannot see but someone has to keep an eye on it. the threat sitting on the ocean floor just off the california coast. , ,,,,
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you inhale, they inhale. millions of children continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke. secondhand smoke causes asthma, a disease that cannot be cured. protect your loved ones. pocket for lab testing on a oduct. a huge during these tough economic times, you're paying money out of your pocket for lab testing on a leisure product. a huge appliance many could never afford. sam shane and why it's criticized as money down the whirlpool. reporter: california is testing televisions for energy
usage. the state is also sampling refrigerators. and something you might not expect. >> hot tubs? give me a break. it makes no sense. >> reporter: that's right, hot tucks. and consumers are paying 13 cents a month extra on electric bills for california to purchase appliances including brand-new hot tubs directly from the manufacturer. lab technician then test them twice to see if they comply with energy efficiency standards before the state sells the hot tubs at auction. >> makes me angry i have to say. i mean, that's my money. >> reporter: cbs13 examined three recent hot tub transactions. in one case, the state purchased a new electric spa for $4,324. and then they sold it for $300. a second unit cost the state $6,640. they sold it for just $2,235. a third unit was purchased for $4,478 and sold for just
$1,000. >> those price soun absurd. >> reporter: the california energy commission declined to be interview you had on camera for the report but said the appliances must be purchased and not borrowed to make sure there is no product tampering from the manufacturer. but the federal government has found a way to do product testing for free. when the federal environmental protection agencies certifies new vehicles they simply borrow them from the car manufacturers, then return them when the testing so far at no cost to consumers. yet consumers are paying extra for hot tub testing in california. environmentalists we talked to say the electricity surcharge is well worth the expense. >> they are paying 13 cents a month for the program but it's providing over $1 billion a year in savings on utility bills. >> reporter: the energy commission says it's more than $2 billion a year in lower electric and natural gas bills. but critics remain skeptical of
a program to purchase appliances. >> we are not getting the best bang for our buck when money is spent this way. >> reporter: california's energy testing program began in 1976 as part of a mandate to reduce energy consumption. in sacramento, sam shane for cbs 5. supporters of a new bill passed by the state legislature changing the cutoff date for kindergarten said that it would save money. but now it appears that it will actually add costs. linda mumma did the math. >> reporter: senate bill 1381, it's the education bill that would not only delay the kindergarten entry age from 5 years old by december 2 to 5 years old by september 1, but would save the state $700 million by having fewer children enrolled in kindergarten. that was until the last day of the legislative session when the assembly passed several amendments to the bill creating a transitional kindergarten for those young 5s who weren't quite ready for traditional kind conditioned and whose education would have been delayed. it's a program now being tested
in three sacramento area schools including theodore judah elementary school. >> it's for students who are age-ready to start kindergarten but would benefit by an additional year, they may be too young, not ready for the rigors or their parents may choose to go for the additional year. >> reporter: while this principal believes it's good for young students, according to an analysis by the senate appropriations committee, the amended bill has no net savings. in fact, it says the state would be responsible for a fully subsidized 14th year of public education for a three- month band of children turning 5 between september 1 and december 1. so instead of saving the state money, it would cost $20 million its first year and looking more long term, after the year 2027, it would ultimately cost california taxpayers 700 to $900 million. the bill is now on its way to the governor.
we are told he hasn't taken a stance on this issue but he has 30 days from the time it arrives to decide. in sacramento, linda mumma, cbs 5. educators and parents are aware of the many benefits of preschool for most kids. now budget cuts mean that many subsidized preschool programs have been scaled back or they have been cut completely. john ramos shows us the lesson today from police and educators is we can pay for preschool now or prison later. >> reporter: what color is the nothing is. >> yellow. >> reporter: for kids it's always an important day when a policeman visits the class. but at this concord preschool the lesson is aimed at the adults. >> if we can really turn the corner with our young people, and they become more productive and they stay in school, that is a big deal. >> the police chief in concord, pleasant hill and state legislators are calling for more financial support both state and federal
for early education programs. not just to help kids learn, but also to cut crime. >> people that my officers encounter day to day are involved in criminal activity as adults, very likely had a poor home environment growing up or did not have access to early education. >> reporter: a law enforcement research group called fight crime invest in kids points to studies that show when kids go to quality preschools they are far less likely to drop out or be arrested later on and when children are better prepared for school, they have less need for expensive special education programs. >> we currently spent $1.5 billion on special education but only $117 million on preschool programs today. by investing more in early learning, we can achieve real savings in education as well as significant crime savings in the long term. >> reporter: and there are those who think children would benefit from a lot more class time. >> they can be in a preschool classroom for eight, nine, ten hours a day. those are huge opportunities to
help build that brain architecture instead of being at home with caregiver who may not know that it's not okay to sit child in front of the tv. >> reporter: the problem it seems is not what's happening in the classroom but what kids face when they leave it to go home. >> parents are working far from home. there is stress in the family. there is not necessarily the knowledge of seemingly simple intuitive parenting practices that support that child becoming a good learner and being confident in school. >> reporter: the group claims that every dollar invested in preschool saves $16 down the road. but for these cops it's simpler than that. they are just hoping that if you read a kid a story today, you won't have to read him his rights later on. in concord, john ramos, cbs 5. 69 years later it is almost hard to imagine. >> people don't realize that there was actually military activity going on along the california coastline during world war ii. >> seven decades later it's
still there. why a piece of sunken history could be a ticking time bomb and what may have to be done to disarm it. and the latest version of windows, no, not the software. we're talking glass. glass that birds can actually see. folks, you better sit down for this one! stanford football goes national! i'm dennis o'donnell. and can you name the last american standing at the u.s. open? the answer is coming up. ,, ,, [ female announcer ] we know jerry brown was mayor of oakland, but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools.
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the water area and get it out of where it's creating problems. >> the leak happened when two guys tried to salvage the tug. those men will have to pay a private company for the clean- up. and they also face criminal charges. a tanker sunk by the japanese off the california coast in the early days of world war ii is still threatening marine life. the ss montebello lies north of morrow bay off cambria. alex montano shows us new three- dimensional images from the ship that could help scientists determine the extent of the threat. >> reporter: in 1991, the ship was 1.5 football fields long. she is an oil tanker. this is the latest video of the ss montebello taken in 2003. it was discovered about 15 years ago, 900 feet deep and just 6 miles off the california coast near cambria. >> this is the torpedo impact zone. >> reporter: japanese submarines torpedoed and sank
the montebello on december 23, 1941. >> most people don't realize that there was actually military activity going on along the california coastline during world war ii. >> reporter: the good news is, the crew made it out safely. the bad news? sea life to this day is threatened by it. scientists believe its cargo maying can of over 3 million gallons of crude oil. and it's been there for the entire 70 years. >> as of right now, we're comforted by the fact that the ship doesn't look like it has change much in the last 10 years. >> reporter: experts say it's not really a question of if oil will leak from the ss montebello. actually it's when. >> eventually the ship will rust through. so what we want to do is find out the condition of the ship, find out the condition of the oil. >> where it was torpedoed was the bow. >> reporter: this is the most recent image of the montebello taken just weeks ago using new high-tech equipment. it looks like like a for period doe but it's actually a sonar
imaging device. >> it produces sound at a different frequency and reflects off the sea bed or the wreck and comes back to receivers that process the images in a different way. >> reporter: it's hard to see the ship through these dark waters. but with these latest images, scientists can see everything. >> this is the stern and this is the bow, the wheelhouse and the mast. >> reporter: the idea? the sonar images will help them navigate in futu dives. >> we hope in the fall to drill into the tank and take a sample of the oil and replug it up. >> if it's a thick crude that's going to sit like asphalt that will be fine. if it's a lighter crude that will then get to the surface and oil the organisms, that's not good. >> reporter: if researchers discover the oil is an urgent threat -- >> then we have to investigate ways of recovering the oil. >> reporter: the oil company unical owned the ship at the time it sank. however, because the damage happened during an act of war, they are not liable for any
clean-up costs. that cost would come from a federal fund designated for oil spills. alex montano, cbs 5. >> to see more images or that under water video of the ss montebello, log on to cbs5.com and click on "green beat." coming up after the break, giving birds a heads up when the windows are down. two dozen, 24 degrees cooler today than yesterday and the neighborhoods that will continue to cool for wednesday. the pinpoint forecast as eyewitness news continues. ,,,,
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and now as amy johnson shows us, a southern california company is making glass that may save birds' lives. reporter: it may look like a simple piece of glass for a window, but a closer look reveals a design almost invisible to the human eye. but the web-like feature can save birds' lives. >> it's a bird protection glass. it has iaea special ultraviolet reflective coating that's manufactured on the glass. >> reporter: it's called ornalux a product that's being offered in the u.s. and here in ventura county. >> architects like the aesthetics of glass and also from the performance standpoint having a lot of glass to let in natural light is, you know, good green building practice. unfortunately, glass also kills birds. >> reporter: some studies show 100 million birds are killed in the u.s. every year after crashing into windows but this new building at the bronx zoo in new york has special glass.
>> they put this glass in there and we have been monitoring the building and there have not been any collisions on the window. >> i think it's great for the birds. >> reporter: kim is the executive director of the ojai raptor center and rehabilitates about 1300 birds a year about 20% have crashed into windows. >> we get a lot of impact head trauma and the bird can be with us from a day to two months. >> reporter: experts say buildings like this can be especially tough on birds when they are tall and filled with windows and if it's new construction it wasn't there a year before when the birds were migrating. >> the birds migrate through here, our area, october through march. so they may come across buildings they haven't seen before or hit them or they just don't see the glass. >> reporter: retailers say there is no compromise. the product protects birds but is also energy-efficient. in ventura, amy johnson, cbs 5. glass is glass. you still got clean it. one way or the other. >> no, you got to clean it. >> no... >> i don't do windows.
[ laughter ] >> a change today. we talked about that it would be at least 22 degrees cooler today? i was wrong. >> was it colder. it was 24 degrees. >> a little like football weather? instead, we have oakland as baseball action and we have a special weather watcher. >> dallas braden reporting here from the oakland coliseum. the marine layer will be laying on thing, it will be cool, bring a jacket, keep it warm, let's go oakland. >> let's give it up for dallas braden! not only can he throw a perfect game, but he can give a perfect weather forecast. here's san jose today's high temperature only 76 degrees. currently in the mid-60s compare that with ocean beach socked in at this hour. high temperature in the 50s, it's blustery at the beach. bayside low clouds and fog rolling n inland we have
temperatures flirting with 80 degrees. outside number today really was 76. we had this weak trough. marine layer enhanced so tonight with the deepening clouds and patchy fog, looks like tomorrow sun-up commute, nobody is going to see the sun. clouds peel back to the beaches and play tag with the coast all day leaving no sun to be found and temperatures unseasonably cool. in fact, tomorrow's numbers, 10 to 16 degrees below average. southwest wind, feels brisk during your day and wednesday will be the coolest day of the workweek. 6 8 in san jose. mid-60s union cit up to 74 in
brentwood and tracy. 68 santa rosa. we are talking about 68 also in napa. now, there is your extended forecast. we should see a little clearing on thursday earlier as that trough passes so the numbers will begin to rebound on friday through the weekend. i put a message on twitter saying if you see the marine layer, send me a picture and right here, eric sent this to me. here's the marine layer looking due west. we invite all of you to send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> thank you. coming up on eyewitness news at 10:00 on the cw and 11:00 on cbs 5 here, more complaints over pg&e's smartmeters. this time, it doesn't have to do with the bill. where dozens of people say the
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and san francisco native sam ry isn't that p only one american left standing to carry the stars and stripes at the u.s. open. sam querrey is not that person. never found a handle against stanislas wawrinka. the first sets go to tie break and this time querrey did prevail. third set querrey serving to force a break. wawrinka puts away the overhead. two sets to one lead. i can't stand the suspense! but querrey comes back. the ace to force a fifth and decisive set. wawrinka never won at this point. querrey now down 4-5. oh, my! wawrinka eliminates the final american man in five sets. fans enjoying a meal
waiting to see who venus would feast upon in the quarter files. facing francesca schiavone in the quarters. down the line she wins in straight sets. she will advance to her first grand slam semi since last year's wimbledon. she is the last american standing. with my first pick, hm, i guess i go with tiger woods. simple choice. but u.s. ryder cup champion corey pavin made no promises that he would add woods to the team. now, pavin did announce his four picks to join the 8 automatic qualifiers for the ryder cup and guess what. tiger has been included. despite not winning a tournament this year his personal live going ob, woods is still the number one player in the world which is amazing in its own right. another pick, ricky fowler the 21-year-old californian the first pga tour rookie to ever be a captain's pick. so who is a riskier captain's pick? what do you think? i'm -- this one is tearing me
apart! tiger woods or rookie ricky fouler? what do you think? cbs5.com, click on sports, read the blog while you are there. tiger's alma mater stanford moves into the final spot in the top 25 college football poll after thrashing sacramento state in the open on saturday. the cardinal did suffer a setback. the tight end levine was hit in the knee by a helmet. he is out for the season. conrad rubin will likely take over. >> obstacles can and must be overcome. we don't talk about it. we don't talk about it is a crutch or an excuse. i mean, next guy up, next guy last to play and he ready to come in and do the job. >> do the job. the raiders are a 6-point underdog when the season kicks off at tennessee this sunday. titans runningback chris johnson led the nfl last season rushing for over 2,000 yards. now, you all know that run
defense has been a major problem for oakland ever since their last trip to the super bowl eight years ago. >> we are going to have our hands full. you turn on espn he is on the fantasy league -- [ laughter ] >> so i think we definitely not lacking in motivation heading into this football game. so it's a big challenge for us, but you know, wind that up. >> richard, i have to admit, i'm going to come clean, he was my number one pick. [ laughter ] >> i don't want you to get no points on this. >> yeah. i'm in trouble. i'm definitely going to start him. aubrey huff, san francisco's first baseman has just four hits in his last 10 games. is he batting near .100 in the stretch. the giants are winning if you ask huff because of his underwear. huff apparently has been wearing a red thong to help ignite the club. he told the "san jose mercury
news," when i broke it out on tuesday, we had 30 games left. i said guys, here's 20 wins right here holding the thong. so the giants are 5-1 since he had the thong. moments ago huff goes yard in the first and wearing a red thong while doing it. the giants have taken the lead now. you remember this? >> mm-hm. >> this is probable probably the most famous -- i wouldn't call it a thong shot but the most famous underwear shot in sports history. it worked for jim palmer. >> slingshot. >> is that what it's called? apparently tonight it's working for aubrey huff, went yard. >> i say prove it. >> we want video. >> bad. >> see you at 10:00 and 11:00. cb com. our next
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